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notice of shift changes. >> what this law does is give us a say in how does this affect me. >> the county pays $15 an hour, correct? >> reporter: videos posted to youtube are intensifying and already bitter fight. this one allegedly shows young people paid by the county to lobby for question b. >> the law says in maryland you cannot spend tax dollars on political activities. the definition of political activities is promoting or oppose ago ballot question. >> reporter: this afternoon the county fired back, saying the bargaining has cost taxpayers a lot of money and that it is appropriate, not illegal to use county resources to advocate for question b. in montgomery county, andrea mccain, 9news. >> the fop has asked state and federal prosecutors to investigate whether montgomery county used any federal funding to campaign for question b. a county spokesman said emphatically it did not. tonight v state police are
investigating the sheriff's deputy involved in the death of a 17-year-old boy. >> so this started when deputies from both stafford and fauquier counties responded to a crash on clyde road in fauquier county around 4:00 this morning. >> it ended with a deputy shooting and killing that teenager at a nearby home. surae chinn has more. >> reporter: well, you know, this can all be a little confusing, because the crash and the shooting happened in fauquier county, but it was a stafford deputy who actually it sheet and killed the 17-year- old, and now virginia state police are leading the investigation. the bottom line is deputies shot and killed the 17-year-old wielding a knife. let me show you video we shot earlier today. it shows a single car crash happened down the road around 4:00 this morning. that blue hundred day. deputies were called to the scene to what appeared to be a
dui crash. the investigation led officers to a house a half mile away in the 12000 block of tackets road. deputies went to the house and the suspect had a knife. that's when an officer pulled out a gun and shot and killed the. here's what virginia state police had to say. >> an altercation occurred at the residence, and after stafford deputies entered the residence an altercation ensued with a 17-year-old male who was wielding a knife and attacked one of the deputies. >> reporter: now, virginia state police have not identified the 17-year-old who was killed this morning. by the way, it is common practice for fauquier and stafford counties to work together on incidents when they happen right on the county line. again, state police have not identified the 17-year-old but
i went ahead and called fauquier county public schools, and they will only say, quote, that they are waiting official notification from state police to find out if it is one of their own students. that very sad situation, any way you look at it, but, of course, fauquier county public schools says they are waiting for official notification. we are live in stafford county, surae chinn, 9news now. d.c. police say they were forced to shoot and kill a man who attacked an officer this morning. that incident began with the police getting a call that the suspect was assaulting his granddad in the 3500 block of 17th street northeast. >> when they arrived on the scene and were approaching the house, apparently the suspect who had been outside came up from behind the officers and attacked the officers. >> that officer was stabbed several times in the neck, the head, and the hands. police say the 10-year vet then shot the suspect.
the officer, the granddad both taken to the hospital. their injuries described as non- life threatening. the serial groper strikes again. fairfax county police are investigating an 8th report of a man groping a woman, then running off. the latest incident happened around 4:00 p.m. yesterday in the 7200 block of commerce street in springfield. a 23-year-old woman says she was grabbed from behind as she stood at a bus stop. >> we hadn't had a situation in a little over a week, so sometimes people may unfortunately be letting their guard down. we hope that people will maintain their awareness and vigilance, in the only the women and girls, but also men, drivers, motorists, workers, whoever in the area. keep your eyes open. if you see something suspicious don't hesitate to contact police. >> the victim gave investigators a description fitting the same suspect in the previous groping. anita. at least 41 new yorkers died in superstorm sandy. nearly half of them on staten
island. hundreds of residents need food, water, gas, and they say help is not coming fast enough. we have a look at the damage. >> reporter: anita, the scenes of devastation here in staten island are really unbelievable. four days after the storm images like the one you see behind me, a telephone power pole completely uprooted out of the ground, surprisingly common. sandy's force is very visible on staten island. in the harbor boats are piled on top of each other. houses are torn from their foundations and pushed hundreds of feet away into the marsh. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> i've been completely devastated. >> reporter: this 16-year-old came to this distribution center to get supplies for her whole family. >> we came here to get some food and water for us because we have no heat. >> reporter: she is not alone. hundreds of residents are suffering. they say the city, state, and federal government sig norring
them. >> no one is really here to help us. we need help. >> reporter: this distribution site in staten island relies on donations, and people bringing in everything from clothes, blanket, and much needed food. many neighborhoods are without power. police have arrested several looters. many are angry the mayor is going ahead with the new york city marathon which begins on staten island. >> we have to find some ways to express ourselves and show our solidarity. >> reporter: in manhattan gas lines stretched for blocks for cars and containers. >> if you've got to get gas, you've got to wait. >> reporter: passenger restrictions for cars are being lifted. the hole hand tunnel between new york and new jersey has reopened for commercial vehicles and buses. one of the biggest issues now facing the folks here in staten island is temperatures. tonight they are slated to dip into the 30s, and a lot of people that we're talking to right now are concerned they don't have any power and they're not sure how they're supposed to stay warm.
reporting in staten island, back to you. in new jersey more than a million and a half people are still without power, and cars are also lining up for miles. sandy interrupted fuel deliveries and supplies are running low everywhere. without power to run the pump, more than half the state's gas stations are closed. in atlantic city police are allowing residents back in to survey the damage. traffic backed up for miles while officers checked id hoping to keep out looters. the national guard has been instrumental in helping to keep order in communities affected by seabed. the director, harry bud wyatt, talked to us about his teams are helping with the recovery. >> but so far in this one, we're doing okay with the airlift that we have. a lot of the needs are provided by the army national guard on the ground. but the air national guard assists in some of those, too. security forces, medical,
engineering, communications, logisticians. >> he will be a guest of vago muradian on "this week in defense news." we want you to know 9news is teaming one the red cross to donate to victims of sandy. all you have to do is like us on facebook and we will donate one dollar to the american red cross sandy relief fund. the suspect in three pipe bomb attacks in northern virginia is expected in a montana court this evening. lawrence stewart ii was arrested in montana yesterday after a nationwide manhunt. two cascade sheriff's deputies say they couldn't help but drive right over the top of a pipe bomb that stewart threw at them. in an affidavit, they say they bringsed for the explosion, but it turns out that bomb exploded directly behind their car after he drove over it. stewart is now charged with attempted deliberate homicide in montana. here in virginia he is accused
of trying to blow up law enforcement officers' houses. and a maryland police officer accused of shooting a e prosecutors argue that riley shot calvin kyle in the back as kyle was trying to get away. kyle was handcuffed at the time. the officer had stopped the suspect for allegedly trying to steal a motorcycle. you are paying way too much long. >> coming up later, this virginia mom is going to show you some easy ways to slash that bill in half. lots going on this weekend. the terps are in town, the redskins in town. we'll have an updated weekend forecast and a possible nor'easter next week. but first, which candidate does today's unemployment report help more, president obama, or perhaps it's mitt romney. we'll be joined live by cbs news' bob schieffer coming up next.
we are coming down to the wire, and on the presidential campaign trail, president obama and mitt romney are both targeting undecided voters who may be influenced by today's unemployment report. the jobless rate rose a 10th of a point from 7.8 to 7.9%. it is the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. employers added 171,000 new jobs in october. 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. and the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. both president obama and mitt romney campaigned today in the battleground state of ohio. with election day just days away the final push in the presidential race will be the focus of this week's cbs news "face the nation." joining us from new york is the host, bob schieffer. bob, does today's unemployment report in your mind favor the president more or governor
romney more? >> well, i think the people at the white house breathed a great sigh of relief that it didn't go above 8%, which it has been much of this year. so in that sense i suppose it helped the president. but, you know, lesli, it's hard for me to see someone sitting around their kitchen table saying, i don't know who i'm going to vote for, but when those jobs numbers come out, then i will decide. that's not how people decide whether they think the economy is good or bad. they do it on whether uncle charlie has a job or whether their kid finally has enough money to move out of the house and get his own apartment, things like that. so coming this close, we've been saying this was going to be very, very important, but this race is so close, i'm not sure in the end that it really is going to make all that much difference. >> as i understand you are going to have two key panels on this weekend's show to kind of break down the presidential election, the razor tight
presidential election. >> yep. yeah, we're going to have every analyst, every commentator east of the mississippi river be with us sunday, and i hope they have a better idea who is going to win this thing than i do, because i'm at the point, lesli that i have no idea. this thing has been close from the start, but it has gotten really, really close here at the end. you look at the polls in these battleground states. i would goes, and i'm just going to put it at no more underlying of saying that it's just a guess, that probably mitt romney is going to win north carolina, one of the battleground states that barack obama won the last time out. but you go across these nine battleground states, and they're all basically within the margin of error. either one of these candidates could win any of these battleground states on election
night. the popular vote, it is also, most of the polls are showing it basically in a tie. so who is going to win? i don't think you can really say right now. >> all right. well, we'll know for sure in about four days. could be a very long night before we find out. we'll be watching, and we'll be watching you as well. >> it will be a long night. that's the one thing we can say for sure. >> that's the one thing we do know. all right, bob, thanks so much. we'll be watching you this weekend. derek. sky 9 out over a big water main break today up in bethesda. this is at the adagio condos in the 6800 block of wisconsin avenue. a line connected to a new main sprung a leak. several cars were flooded at the lowest level of the garage. it was under two or three feet of water. water service to the adagio and other buildings was restored but the break lasted for hours. county officials warn that repair work could affect the evening rush hour, but what will really affect it is seeing
your car underwater. the district employed 700 snowplow drivers today. it was just a drill. the mayor's snow team conducted their annual dry run to get ready for the winter weather that topper is excited about. the goal to make sure the city's fleet is ready for a snowstorm. more than 1,000 members of the snowplow team taking part in the exercise this morning out at rfk stadium. of course, we all know that it will be warm and sunny all winter long and those folks are doing all that stuff for nothing. >> let's hope not. breaking news, they just canceled the new york city marathon. >> did they? >> they just canceled it. >> so i guess the backlash proved to be too large. >> even though a lot of folks were already there to participate in it, that was the problem. the other thing, a it lot of calls in the weather office and e-mails, a lot of communities in garrett county are cut off. there's 30 inches of snow and they cannot get back to their communities, and some of the homes have not been b winterized yet, so all kinds of problems. >> all because of sandy.
>> all because of sandy. that's not a name that's going to -- >> do you think they will retire that one? >> i think they will. even though technically it was not a hurricane when it hit our coast. >> who cares about technically? >> that's what rules are for, young man. let's take a live look outside. it's our michael & son weather cam. feels like march, but not that unusual. blustery, 5 1. dew points in the 20s. winds west-northwest at 17. so you really to have dress for the 30s and 40s tonight. look at the winds. 28-mile-per-hour gust in gaithersburg, 29 at andrews, 30 miles per hour wind gust in martinsburg. for the most part they will be with us all night and to some extend through tomorrow. still producing a little bit of lake-effect snow and rain showers for the circulation of sandy. this will give way eventually to partly cloudy skies but some lingering showers will continue all weekend. we should be in better shape over the weekend. temperatures with the windchill, feels like 39 in
gaithersburg. feels like 43 in leesburg. if you are going out to a high school game dress for the 30s tonight. feels like it's 25 for our friends over in oakland across the divide. so windy again, cold for high school football. windchills in the 30s. a cold start tomorrow. will you need your jacket and your sunglasses all day on saturday. which is kind of good. we've not needed our sunglasses too much. for tonight partly cloudy, windy and cold, a one-blanket night. winds northwesterly 10 to 20 and gusty. tomorrow breezy and chilly, need a jacket. 30s and 40s. winds out of the northwest 10 to 15. so early in the morning windchills will be in the 20s. i hope to see sue out for the autism speaks walk across from the national history museum. an easy walk. no pets please. terps forecast, partly cloudy, windy and chilly. yellow jackets in town. 48 to 5 4. you will need a jacket for the entire game,
especially if you are in the shade. by afternoon, partly cloudy, windy and chilly. highs saturday afternoon in the low 50s. next three day, 9 weather alerts green, green, green, some good news there. 52 saturday, 53 sunday, 52 on monday. next seven days, we have kept the election day quiet. partly cloudy with temperatures generally in the mid-50s. we're still watching the possible nor'easter on wednesday. it may stay out to sea, it may come up the coast. looks like it's going to be a miserable day if it comes up the coast. milder behind the. mid-50s thursday, low 60s on friday. so again, they have canceled the new york city marathon. that is crazy. >> yeah, man. >> actually not surprising really when you consider the backlash. >> you look at the numbers of people. >> but they should have done it sooner. you're already up there. now what do you do? >> we're just saying. coming up, the final shuttle to orbit the earth
be prepared for delays on metro's blue and only line. both the rosslyn and arlington cemetery stations will be closed for track work between 10:00 tonight through sunday. there will be buses that will run between foggy bottom and the pentagon stations on the blue line and then between foggy bottom and the courthouse on orange line. single tracking between twinbrook and grove ner and the forest glen and tacoma stations on the red line. let's talk speed particular. the district is dialing back some of the fines it collect. the move comes after widespread criticism of the program. the new regulations mean violators caught speeding up to 10 miles over the split. will be feigned $50 instead of 75. drivers ticketed going for 11 to 15 miles over will face the fine of $100 rather than 125. but there is a flip side. the fine goes up from $250 to $300 if you are caught going
more than 25 miles over the speed limit by one of those cameras. >> in consultation with mpd, g- dot and dmv i make these changes not only with fairness in mind but also considering the threshold for pedestrian and biker safety. what speeds will result in higher chance of injury or fatality and what speeds should result in a lower infraction but still represent a deterrent. >> mayor gray's changes to the policy do not require council approval so they are scheduled to take effect next monday. well, four astronauts and 200 workers gathered at cape canaveral today to see is space shuttle "atlantis" out tin open one final time. atlantis, the last shuttle to orbit the earth, was moved into retirement, 10 miles away to the kennedy space center's main tourist area. that is where the shuttle will be put on display next summer.
the recent summer drought will have an impact on what you put into your grocery cart. coming up, we go shopping with a local mom who is going to show you the strategies to rack up savings on your food bill. also ahead, the story of a woman who was sitting is on a gold mine and didn't even know it. we're outside anacostia bowling. coming up, what veterans getting out of the service can expect in an intimidating job market.
so we've been talking about the new numbers. the jobless rate now at 7.9%. employment is a particular challenge for the numbers of veterans that are leaving the service as the wars wind down. >> scott broom got a look at what's facing employers and veterans as they try to make a match with each other. >> reporter: they call this job fair at joint base anacostia bowling "hiring our heroes." >> they've got the integrity, the work ethic that people are looking for. >> reporter: this is where veterans have traded uniforms for business suits, although some are still wearing their stripes. >> we have over 60 employers. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel kathleen is organizing these job fairs nation wide for the u.s. chamber of commerce. she talks about the challenges for veterans. >> a military person that has
been deployed is coming back. the job in the local community hey be taken so they have a disadvantage. >> reporter: unemployment for post-9/11 veterans has been declining but remains stubbornly above the national average. >> it's difficult, and it's somewhat stressful. >> reporter: francis roberts retired from the army national guard after 22 years as an officer, now seeks a second career as a human resources executive. >> it's a different mind-set, and that is the challenge, is getting out of a military type mind-set, where you're always focused and you're always moving towards something, and then you come into the civilian sector, and they may not move as fast as what you've been trained to move at. >> reporter: so far the hiring our heroes program has put more than 10,000 veterans to work out of 300 events like this one. but the goal is to employ a half million. at joint base anacostia
bowling, scott broom, 9news now. >> we must note unemployment is particularly high among female vets. 20% of them are without work, and many are younger soldiers who are also single moms. anita. a march featuring puppets and puppetiers will be held tomorrow. organizers say it's to subpoena port pbs. other similar rallies are planned across the country. one of mclean, virginia's best known residents offered up a deal that drivers found hard to refuse. newt gingrich was part of a promotion giving away cheap gas at the pentagon liberty station. the price, $1.84 a gallon. that was the cost of gas when president obama took office. the promotion was sponsored by the new american energy opportunity foundation.
it is a group critical of the obama administration's energy policy. you find them in the sunday circular, on line, and on your smartphone. if you aren't using coupons, like the ones i have here, you are leaving a lot of money on the table. new data on coupon usage reveals that of the $470 billion in available coupon savings last year, only 1% of them were redeemed. one local mom is on a quest to be sure you know the three ways to get your share before you hit the grocery store. >> today we are going to be talking about realistic ways that you can coupon. >> reporter: laura scours the savings-sphere and blogs about it. it starts by knowing the basics, especially when it comes to manufacturing coupons. >> this 50 crept coupon will double to a dollar. >> reporter: finding the coupon is just the first step. laura says step two is to check the sunday newspaper coupon inserts. >> you are going to go back to them once you have a high value
coupon from this publication that matches up with the current sale going on. >> reporter: to find out what's on sale laura says give yourself an hour each week to mark up your grocery circular, mark up circulars and plan your meal >> i'm going to be getting cottage cheese on sale. after coupon it will bring it down to 89 cents each. regularly $2.50. i'm getting it for 89 cents. on sale, two for $8, plus it's a part of their buy $25 get $10 off instantly. and i have a coupon. >> but the best deal may be on this pasta night special night. a $1 off coupon. i'm going to get each of these for 29 cents. >> don't overlook the discontinued products. she's ready for cold season for next to nothing. >> it was originally $8.99, and you are getting it for essential $7 off. >> once laura fills her list and her cart it is time to check out. >> so 138.64 before you scan
your giant card. >> hopefully it will already, just with sale items, come down quite a bit. >> here are all my coupons. >> in the end, laura cuts her bill in more than half. >> down to $62. >> yes. using coupons and strategic shopping can really save a lot of money. >> all right so laura says she saved thousands of dollars each year just by using her three strategies to save. again, identify the coupons you are going to use, all right, then you are going to mark up your grocery sir, lars for the week, then you plan your meals from that. also, make sure you have got an easy way to carry your coupons. laura sent us something called a couponnizer that lets you save and organize your coupons. really easy to get to. i want to know how you save so look me up on facebook or twitter, lesli foster, and let's keep this conversation going. now to some recalls. if you recently bought a 16- ounce bag of bolthouse farm
carrot chips, they are recalled because they could be contaminated with salmonella. the upc code on the bag is 7146417209. also check your fridge for wegmans organic sprigs. weg men's said throw it out, visit their service desk for a full refund. and then two models of these portable generators are being recalled by champion power equipment. fuel can leak from those generators and cause a fire. and the company has, in fact, received eight reports of those generators catching fire, and two reports where they did some property damage. they were sold exclusively at cost coast. we've got all this information on the recalls on our website, wusa9.com. >> they never recall oreos.
just saying. the new ipad mini went on sale today, and with more mini- size lines than most appear pap launches. the smallest starts at $329 but it's got the same capabilities as the full-size version. only the wi-fi version went on sale today. the 3g/4g versions don't go on sale for a few more weeks. analysts expect longer lines as we get closer to the holiday season. however, they also say there are smaller tablets out there like the kindle fire hd and the nexus p. coming up, a man divorces then sues his ex-wife for giving birth to an ugly baby. get this, he wins. up next, a suspected gas thief ends up setting himself and his truck on fire. don't forget we are always on at wusa9.com. stay with us. we'll be right back.
pump but he ends up catching himself and his truck on fire. the burning truck ends up crashing into a home, torching that garage. the thief is still at large. what a mess. over what? a california woman just days away from losing a $23 million jackpot. >> thanks to her daughter she is going to get those winnings. turns out the woman didn't know she had the winning ticket. her daughter recognized her mother from a liquor store surveillance photo in the newspaper, and it turns out the woman had left that winning ticket in the car. the the woman went to her car and she found it just in time. wusa is appealing a decision by the federal communications commission requiring the station to let pro-life independent presidential candidate randall terry buy commercial time. the s pc rules require stations to give reasonable access to the ads for candidates of federal office and terry is on the balance loipt west virginia but not in maryland, virginia,
or d.c. in its brief to the fcc wusa argued that its signal does not reach west virginia and therefore it should not be required to run the ad. the commission ruled that wusa's signal reaches enough west virginians to meet the requirements 9news viewed the ads and all were too graphic to be shown in the newscast with images of aborted fetuses or beheadings. in a statement, wusa said, "we disagree with the decision requiring us to run ads for mr. teamplet we will be asking the fcc to reconsider its decision." still ahead, a rivalry 50 years in the making. a look at the origin of the so- called bell game between two local high schools coming up in sports. but first, from the u- street corridor into silver sprang, gaithersburg and bethesda, russ ptacek has this
russ ptacek. it's a recipe for rage. my stomach is turning. >> you're about to see a popular chef at a high-rated restaurant get very angry, then very candid about cleaning up. but first, at hunan palace in gaithersburg we tried to look around. but workers asked to us leave. inspectors credited old roaches, young roaches, dead and alive, in shelves and in containers storing sauce packets. there were roaches in silver spring at this restaurant. the manager invited us in saying they had haired an exterminator. >> of course we've been doing this every month anyway, but he is going to accelerate it. >> reporter: but we found this. >> you think it may be rodent feces? >> well, i don't know. >> reporter: whatever that was, a worker swept it away. as for the rest of the kitchen,
you can judge for yourself. on north frederick avenue they're known for the hot rotisserie chicken. inspectors say the problem was their refrigerated restaurant chicken was stored at a potentially dangerous 65 degrees. >> watch your step here. >> reporter: the manager took us downstairs showing us they replaced a thermostat gauge and now their signature chicken is in the safe zone at 40 degrees. just off the u street corridor on 9th street northwest the doors were still shot at this ethiopian restaurant when we stopped by. inspectors cited the restaurant for operating with no hot water and no food safety manager. at this restaurant inspectors cited mouse droppings on the floor. also live roaches on the counter and on a cutting board during food prep. when we came in, it wasn't just
mia's pizza oven that was paining hot. >> i'm not sure why you feel it necessary. >> reporter: we cover all the closures. if you want to show us what you've done to correct it, we'd be willing to take a look. ma'am, don't touch the equipment. >> don't take a picture of me! >> reporter: that was mia, the owner and chef. but you've got to give her credit, just a few minutes later -- >> i apologize. >> reporter: she returned. >> if you want to come in, definitely, please come in. >> reporter: i can look all the way underneath here and see back there, and there's no sign of rodent or roaches. >> she blames the infestation on an abandoned building next- door but says they've already bleached and sanitized inside, and exterminators have external nature at mia's. >> it was unexpected, you know. we had been taking extreme measures to alleviate this problem, and we'll continue to do so. >> reporter: mia's and all the restaurants passed reinspection and are back in business.
for 9 wants to know, i'm investigative reporter russ ptacek, 9news. when you think of companies that need start-up money you don't necessarily think of pepsi but that didn't stop the soda giant from getting more than a million dollars in federal aid. pepsi wants to get into the greek yogurt business. even though it has billions of its own money the government recently gave it tax breaks and incent ifers as well as 200 grand to build a road to the new york factory. as a result, the washington guardian awards this week golden hammer award for government waste to the commerce and agriculture department for giving pepsi the bill. >> if the rules change and we can only buy 12 instead of 35, maybe that would be an excuse. >> if someone wants to give me a million dollars, i will make over a bathtub. >> no extra rodents. >> nobody wants that. >> give me the million dollars
anyway. we'll work something out. we're looking at a march- like day. winds are gusting. almost 30 miles per hour. it is going to be windy tonight and again tomorrow. let's start with a live look outside. it is our live michael & son weather cam. a lot of clouds, no doubted. we saw some sun today. 5 1. dew point is 28. so the air mass is pretty dry. fairly chilly tonight although winds will actually keep temperatures up a little bit. west-northwest winds at 17. pressure still rising at 29.1 3 inches of america cree. look at the wind gusts. 30 miles per hour wind gusts in bar tons burg, 25 downtown, 29 at andrews. so when you go outside tonight you are going to see a high school football game or just going to run outside, do some errands, dress for the 30s. still some leftover rain and snow showers, primarily in pennsylvania. a little bit pushing through eastern maryland. for the most part we're left with clouds and wind. here's what i mean. feels like it's 39 in gaithersburg, 39 in leesburg. generally in the 30s north and
west of town. you jump the divide. our friends out in oakland dealing with 30 inches of snow. feels like it's 22 right now. all right, headline, windy again, cold poor high school football tonight. wind clinls the 30s. kind of a cold start to saturday. will you need your jacket and sunglasses all day saturday. tonight partly cloudy windy and cold. a one-blanket night. winds northwest 10 to 20. by morning partly cloudy breezy and chilly. you still need a jacket, 30s and 40s. winds northwest 10 to 15. going to the terps game? dress for the 40s. part cloudy, windy and chilly. winds northwest at 10 to 20. by afternoon, partly cloudy, windy and chilly. highs in the low 50s. now the winds are northwest at 10 to 20, and a little bit gusty, too. next three days, our 9 weather alert green, green, green. dry on monday. next seven days, we are going to keep election day dry, temperatures in the low to mid-
50s. then we are going to watch the possibility of a gnar easter on wednesday. that would bring some rain and temperatures in the 40s, but in the wake of the nor'easter prmild. mid-50s on thursday, and low 60s on friday. >> thanks, topper. so bundle up but good high school football weather tonight. >> that is right. it is friday. time for our high school weekly profile. >> dave owens is here to give us an update on all the games later but first a little falls church football history lesson. >> that's right, guys. this story involves three things that i love. football, a reference to the united states navy, and as you say, a little history. mix that together with two schools four meals apart and you have a unique rivalry featuring a unique prize. diane roberts has the story. >> reporter: they have it. they want it. they don't want to give it back. it is this bell. the prize up for grabs in tonight's bell rivalry game between stewart and falls
church high schools. a match-up that dates back 50- plus years. >> don't lose the bell. when i got hired, that was the only thing the principal asked of me. don't lose the bell. >> reporter: the story goes the bell came from the u.s.s. jeb stewart and became the center piece of this decades- old rivalry. the winner gets to keep it all yearlong. these players prarring for a contest that began in 1960 when the falls church assistant principal left to become principal of the newly opened jeb stewart high school and suggested the friendly football competition. >> this is something great tore play for at the end, something to look forward to. >> reporter: falls church junior did he on dupont is hoping for his first bell rivalry victory but not the first for members of his family. >> my brother played in it, my cousin played in it. they always won the be. >> reporter: bragging rights for the school and community are on the line. 9sports was there in 2007 when
falls church earned the right. >> kids always talk about the bell. when i go to shoppers out here i have a random person come to me and say, coach, are you going to get the bell back this year? >> even if we were 0-9 and they were 0-9, you wouldn't know it. whoever wins it, you can go to basketball game, and the crowd is chanting we have the bell. >> reporter: but something everybody takes ownership of is the spirit of competition, sportsmanship is and the rivalry. for 9sports i'm diane roberts. >> great story. stewart has won the bell 32 times. falls church 19. it is our game of the weak. we will be showing five games overall tonight at 11:00. time for this week's wusa 9 game-on give-away jersey. you guys are looking cool. >> if i could just pull it down a little bit. >> never looked better. but we are giving away ryan
kerrigan. go to wusa 9's facebook page and tell us why you deserve to win. it's all about ryan kerrigan. >> and we should note that the jersey would be a lot more popular if kerrigan would get maybe a sack or two every once in awhile. just every now and then. >> he's got four and a half. >> does he have four and a half? not exactly leading the league. >> in seven games. he needs to pick it up. still ahead, the contentious local race that could have a big say in who controls the senate come january. later on, plenty of power crews from all across the country are on their way to new york and new jersey trying to help them get their lights back on, but why were crews from one state turned away? but first, an update on the battle over bus service for some local school kids.
parents were upset changing in the busing guidelines would leave their children walking to school. this week the county responded with what it is calling courtesy bus service for some of those students. the sun gazette reports that so far 83 kids have been allowed back on that bus and the number is expected to grow. >> no matter what you think you almost never hear someone say, lack at that ugly baby. >> even if they mean it. but in china a dad didn't just say it. he sued over it, and he won. >> let's back up. the man initially had accused his wife of infidelity because they're getting divorced. he said there was no way he could father such an unattractive challenge. >> humble man. >> once the dna test proved that the baby was his, the old ex-wife came clean. she admitted, i've had a lot of plastic surgery. $100,000 worth before they met. and she just never told him. as you can see, it works. so the judge agreed with the
man's argument that the marriage was based on false pretenses and ordered the ex- wife to pay up $120,000. >> so basically he's saying she misrepresented what she looked like so then the baby misrepresented what it could have looked like. >> beauty is only skin deep but ugly is to the bone. four more days or four more years? tonight the candidates for the white house are using today's unemployment report to make their cases for being elected come tuesday. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: armed with the latest jobs numbers, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are battling it out over the economy. >> and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we've made real progress, but we are here today because we know we've got more work to do. >> employers added 171,000 jobs in october, but with more americans looking for work, the